Former safety deposit box deemed incombustible - Iron (cast/wrought) - Mid 19th century

Description
Former safety deposit box deemed incombustible - Iron (cast/wrought) - Mid 19th century
France

Old cast-iron safe manufactured in France circa 1860.
Made as a safe for storing important documents or jewellery. During the Victorian period it was easy to carry it by the lady or the gentleman thanks to its handle at the top.
These were also used as diplomats lock boxes on trips to the continent.
Marked in front: Bauche Brevete S.G.D.G. - Dieu et mon Droit
It has its key and the lock is fully functional.
Very well protected shipping given the weight.

Lot details
Object
Former safety deposit box deemed incombustible
Material
Iron (cast/wrought)
Estimated Period
Mid 19th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of ageing
Dimensions
18×22×33.5 cm
Weight
12.9 kg
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